At the start of the year, my friend and I joined a photography club on the Island and last month she worked up the nerve to enter a few photos. I was still working on my nerve to enter and after missing the deadline for the projected images category - I had thought this would be another month missed. Until yesterday morning. With only hours to spare, I got searching through my archives and selected these two images and attempted printing them.
Hindsight is perhaps a wonderful thing - but I forged ahead and though my printed quality was far from perfect (lesson learnt) I decided to go ahead with what I had managed to print even though the quality was far less than those of the other entrants. Eeek!
My first photo in the Large Monochrome Prints didn't score too well with only a 6/10 however I did get some great feedback and I now know that had I printed this on photo paper it might have had more impact compared to the murky piece I entered (I ended up printing it on plain A3 paper - not my best idea) I was pleased that my score was on a par with several other 'better' photos and I now have a better idea on ways to make this a better shot &/or ways to look at it differently.
My response was a Holy Crap and I think I nearly fell off my chair in my shock and excitement (note to self: must contain myself more next time) So it was my first entry into a Photography Club and I scored myself a first place. EEEK! today I can't wipe the smile from my face.